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State expands Underground Economy Unit

OLYMPIA — The state has expanded its team to audit employers who fail to report wages paid to workers to avoid paying unemployment taxes.

Ag TV show to launch third season

SEATTLE — Season three of the award-winning TV show "Washington Grown" will debut Sunday, Oct. 4, on a regional cable news channel and online.

Some complaints, some compliments in after-fire review

OKANOGAN — Ed Conger, of Riverside, told Okanogan County commissioners Thursday that he lost his cabin in the Lime Belt Fire after the lightning-sparked blaze was allowed to burn for days. “I’m mad, because you made the same mistakes this year that you made last year,” he said.

Too soon to know local impacts from Alcoa split

WENATCHEE — Alcoa officials don’t yet know, or are not yet saying, what impact the company’s future split will have on the Wenatchee Works smelter and its 430 jobs.

Flu shot clinics offered

NOTE: Some of the flu shot clinics in this story were initially omitted. The dates are correct in this corrected version of the story.

Dahlias on display

Tina and Doug McNabb of Vancouver, British Columbia, look at some of the many dahlias on display at Pybus Public Market during the NCW Dahlia Show and Exposition, Sunday. The show featured about 2,000 blooms and ended with the flowers being sold.

Fire left damages to Chelan Hatchery

CHELAN — Last month’s Reach Fire near Chelan destroyed one building and damaged a water line at the Chelan Hatchery, but officials say no fish or major facilities were lost.

Wheatland Bank offers fire relief loans

SPOKANE — Wheatland Bank has approved a $1 million lending program to support communities affected by wildfires along with a fundraising campaign for the American Red Cross.

Field & Compass launches new travel magazine

WENATCHEE — An upscale magazine aimed at travelers eager for new discoveries and adventures across the Northwest has been launched by a local travel-and-marketing company.

Crisis averted: Schools and strikes

Here are some fast facts and context to negotiations between the Wenatchee School District and Wenatchee Education Association: